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What Pests to Expect at a BBQ

Jul 14 in Pests

What Pests to Expect at a BBQ

What Pests to Expect at a BBQ

Wasps can be attracted to sweet drinks and treats at a BBQ

With the British Summer comes the season of BBQ’s in many a garden. Summer is also a very active time for pests so what pests to expect at a BBQ? Wasps, flies, mosquitoes, ants and rodents can be close and ready to spoil a fun party. So what sort of pests to expect at a BBQ?

  • Wasps and other stinging insects are attracted to fragrances from food and drink, as well as some shampoos and deodorants. Plastic cups are best for your guests as cans and bottles are good hiding spots for stinging insects.
  • Mosquitoes are most active morning and dusk.If you are planning a barbecue for the day time adorn your deck or patio with citronella candles that can help minimize the presence of mosquitoes in the area, and wear long sleeves or pants to avoid bites.
  • With guests coming in and out of your house, make sure the doors close behind them. This can help reduce flies entering your property.
  • Keep all food and beverages in sealed containers. This prevents flies from landing on food and contaminating it.
  • Keep rubbish bins sealed and away from your guests. This can prevent rats or mice from attempting to take food
  • Clean litter, spills and crumbs immediately from tables and other surfaces. This reduces ants and flies from having food sources.
  • Bring utensils and dishware indoors shortly after the meal.
  • Rinse all bottles and cans, and dispose of them quickly. This can prevent attracting wasps and flies.
  • Remove or drain standing water sources, including bird baths or garden ponds in your garden. They can be a breeding ground for filter flies, mosquitoes and other pests.

What Pests to Expect at a BBQ


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